Posted on: March 5, 2011 2:48 am
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LAOJoe's Bracket: March 5th, 2011

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I will try and get it all typed here later but for now you can look at it at the link above. You guys probably do that anyways to begin with.


Games through March 4th, 2011.
I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.

There is one obvious procedural error that I will ignore at the moment. There are 2 SEC teams in the same half of a bracket. As I do not think there is another team worthy of a 9 seed or a 5 seed(or for an SEC team to move up), and because it is still relatively early, I will leave it as is.

Only one major change with Murray State losing and I swapped around a few teams so that ODU and ND won't get a 2nd round rematch of last year's tourney. Also, I have Washington State slipping from a first 4 out to near the end of the bubble. Their best player was suspended indefinitely for possession of marijuana.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional. Autobids in ALL-CAPS.

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Virginia Tech, Memphis, Butler, Michigan
Last Four Out:
Colorado State, Southern Miss, Clemson, Nebraska

10 More On The Bubble:
Alabama, Penn State, Colorado, Marshall, Drexel, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Washington State, UTEP, New Mexico

ADDED IN:
MOREHEAD STATE
DROPPED OUT:
MURRAY STATE

Bids By League:
BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:39 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: March 4th, 2011

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I will try and get it all typed here later but for now you can look at it at the link above. You guys probably do that anyways to begin with.


Games through March 3rd, 2011.
I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.

There is one obvious procedural error that I will ignore at the moment. There are 2 SEC teams in the same half of a bracket. As I do not think there is another team worthy of a 9 seed or a 5 seed(or for an SEC team to move up), and because it is still relatively early, I will leave it as is.

Not much change this time.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional. Autobids in ALL-CAPS.

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Virginia Tech, Memphis, Butler, Michigan
Last Four Out:
Colorado State, Southern Miss, Clemson, Washington State

10 More On The Bubble:
Nebraska, Alabama, Penn State, Colorado, Marshall, Drexel, Baylor, Oklahoma State, UTEP, New Mexico

ADDED IN:
NONE
DROPPED OUT:
NONE

Bids By League:
BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 3, 2011 6:40 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 6:46 pm
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: March 3rd, 2011

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I will try and get it all typed here later but for now you can look at it at the link above. You guys probably do that anyways to begin with.


Games through March 2nd, 2011.
I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.

There is one obvious procedural error that I will ignore at the moment. There are 2 SEC teams in the same half of a bracket. As I do not think there is another team worthy of a 9 seed or a 5 seed, nor do I think Kentucky is a 4 seed yet with the teams in front of them, and because it is still relatively early, I will leave it as is.

Some shuffling. Michigan replaces Colorado, Memphis holds on for now, and I gave BYU a 2 seed for now. I think it will turn out that if BYU wins out including the MWC tournament then they will get a 2 seed. It could be credited to a bad matchup vs New Mexico since they lost to them before. If they lose before the Dance then BYU will likely be a 3 or 4 seed.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional. Autobids in ALL-CAPS.

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Virginia Tech, Memphis, Butler, Michigan
Last Four Out:
Colorado State, Nebraska, Clemson, Southern Miss

10 More On The Bubble:
Alabama, Penn State, Colorado, Marshall, Drexel, Baylor, Oklahoma State, UTEP, Washington State, New Mexico

ADDED IN:
Michigan
DROPPED OUT:
Colorado

Bids By League:
BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 2, 2011 3:50 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: March 2nd, 2011

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I will try and get it all typed here tomorrow but for now you can look at it at the link above. You guys probably do that anyways to begin with.


Games through March 1st, 2011.
I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.

There is one obvious procedural error that I will ignore at the moment. There are 2 SEC teams in the same half of a bracket. As I do not think there is another team worthy of a 9 seed or a 5 seed, nor do I think Kentucky is a 4 seed yet with the teams in front of them, and because it is still relatively early, I will leave it as is.

A bit of seed shuffling due to recent results and RPI changes. Penn State falls out and it was difficult to find a replacement. Settled with Colorado as they have some big wins and a good chance of keeping themselves in the bracket going forward compared to others such as Michigan, Clemson or Marshall.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional. Autobids in ALL-CAPS.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 27, 2011 3:05 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 3:07 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 27th, 2011

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 26th.

Some changes happening. None bigger than what happened to Duke. It allows VT to jump the entire First Four while getting into the bracket and it brings BYU up to a #1 seed.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Ucla vs. 9 Tennessee

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 Villanova vs. 12 PRINCETON
4 North Carolina vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
3 San Diego State vs. 14 VERMONT
6 Cincinnati vs. 11 Memphis

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Temple vs. 10 UTAH STATE
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 COASTAL CAROLINA

West Region (Anaheim)

Denver (Th, Sa)
1 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 16 MURRAY STATE
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Marquette

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 Vanderbilt vs. 12 Boston College/Penn State
4 Connecticut vs. 13 WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Louisville vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Gonzaga

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 Washington
2 DUKE vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 NORTHERN COLORADO/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Kansas State vs. 9 Michigan State

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 UAB
4 FLORIDA vs. 13 BELMONT

Denver (Th, Sa)
3 Wisconsin vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 West Virginia vs. 11 Virginia Tech

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Georgia
2 Texas vs. 15 KENT STATE

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Illinois

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 ST MARY'S
4 Georgetown vs. 13 OAKLAND

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
3 Syracuse vs. 14 FAIRFIELD
6 Missouri vs. 11 Richmond/Butler

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 ARIZONA vs. 10 Florida State
2 Purdue vs. 15 LIU-BROOKLYN


Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Richmond, Butler, Boston College, Penn State
Last Four Out: Clemson, Michigan, Southern Miss, Minnesota

10 More On The Bubble: Nebraska, Colorado, Baylor, Marshall, Dayton, Alabama, Colorado State, Drexel, Maryland, UTEP

ADDED IN: Virginia Tech, Boston College, UAB, PRINCETON, NORTHERN COLORADO
DROPPED OUT: Colorado State, Nebraska, SOUTHERN MISS, HARVARD, MONTANA

Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, ACC-5, BIG12-5, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2
Posted on: February 25, 2011 6:00 am
Edited on: February 25, 2011 6:02 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 25th, 2011

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 24th.

Quite a few changes and lots of movement in the seeds.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Kansas State vs. 9 Ucla

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 North Carolina vs. 12 HARVARD
4 Louisville vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Tampa (Th, Sa)
3 FLORIDA vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 West Virginia vs. 11 Richmond

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Memphis
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 COASTAL CAROLINA

West Region (Anaheim)

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
1 DUKE vs. 16 MONTANA
8 Tennessee vs. 9 Illinois

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
5 Texas A&M vs. 12 ST. MARY'S
4 Connecticut vs. 13 BELMONT

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Syracuse vs. 14 KENT STATE
6 Missouri vs. 11 UTAH STATE

Denver (Th, Sa)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 Georgia
2 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 15 VERMONT

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Michigan State

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 Villanova vs. 12 Colorado State/Nebraska
4 Vanderbilt vs. 13 WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
3 Purdue vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 Cincinnati vs. 11 Gonzaga

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 ARIZONA vs. 10 Florida State
2 Texas vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 MURRAY STATE
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Marquette

Denver (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 SOUTHERN MISS
4 Wisconsin vs. 13 OAKLAND

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 FAIRFIELD
6  Kentucky vs. 11 Butler/Penn State

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
7 Temple vs. 10 Washington
2 San Diego State vs. 15 LIU-BROOKLYN

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Butler, Penn State, Colorado State, Nebraska

Last Four Out: Minnesota, Boston College, Michigan, UAB

Next 8 On The Bubble: Virginia Tech, VCU, Clemson, Marshall, Dayton, Alabama, Baylor, Wichita State

 

ADDED IN: Penn State, SOUTHERN MISS, WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE, MURRAY STATE

DROPPED OUT: Minnesota, Boston College, CLEVELAND STATE, MOREHEAD STATE


Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, BIG12-6, SEC-5, MWC-4, ACC-3, ATL10-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, CUSA-2, WCC-2


Posted on: February 22, 2011 3:51 am
Edited on: February 22, 2011 4:06 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 22nd, 2011

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches. (outside the one mentioned below)
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 21st.

Brought Boston College back in after some reevaluation. Wasn't too difficult to knock out Southern Miss after what was their 2nd best win go down the drain with UTEP's at-large hopes. There is a potential for a Purdue vs West Virginia rematch but unless seedings are changed it is unavoidable as all other 3 seeds are from the Big East. I try not to swap seeds to often before the final week. I also moved a play-in winner to play Duke instead of Ohio State. This was for 2 reasons. Firstly their is the unlikely scenario of a Texas Southern vs Kansas State rematch. The most important reason the switch was made was because Duke's Regional was too strong and the regions were too unbalanced. This switch caused them to be in acceptable parameters.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MONTANA
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Kansas State

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
5 Villanova vs. 12 Richmond/Boston College
4 Vanderbilt vs. 13 HARVARD

Tampa (Th, Sa)
3 Syracuse vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Missouri vs. 11 UTAH STATE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Washington
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 FAIRFIELD

West Region (Anaheim)

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
1 DUKE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Ucla

Denver (Th, Sa)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 Gonzaga
4 Wisconsin vs. 13 BELMONT

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 KENT STATE
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Michigan State

Denver (Th, Sa)
7 Temple vs. 10 Marquette
2 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Illinois vs. 9 Florida State

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 Butler/Nebraska
4 FLORIDA vs. 13 OAKLAND

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Connecticut vs. COASTAL CAROLINA
6 ARIZONA vs. 11 Colorado State

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 MEMPHIS
2 Texas vs. 15 VERMONT

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 LIU-BROOKLYN
8 Tennessee vs. 9 Minnesota

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 North Carolina vs. 12 CLEVELAND STATE
4 Louisville vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
3 Purdue vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 West Virginia vs. 11 ST. MARY'S

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
7 Cincinnati vs. 10 Georgia
2 San Diego State vs. 15 MOREHEAD STATE

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Butler, Nebraska, Richmond, Boston College

Last Four Out: Southern Miss, Michigan, UAB, Virginia Tech

Next 4 On The Bubble: Penn State, VCU, Clemson, Baylor

 

ADDED IN: Boston College

DROPPED OUT: Southern Miss


Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, BIG12-6, SEC-5, ACC-4, MWC-4, ATL10-3, PAC10-3, COL-2, HORIZ-2, WCC-2

Posted on: February 21, 2011 3:14 am
Edited on: February 21, 2011 3:44 am
 

LAOJoe's Bracket: FEB 21st, 2011

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I followed the procedures and hopefully I don't have any rematches.
Autobids in ALL-CAPS. Games through Feb 20th.

Alot of movement after the past few days. The bubble has shrunk quite a bit as well.A bit of change. UCLA slips. Purdue rises. Some other minor shuffling. Boston College is replaced by Richmond for now at least.

So discuss the bracket, the seeds and possible matchups.

The winner of the East Regional would play the winner of the West Regional.
The winner of the Southeast Regional would play the winner of the Southwest Regional.

East Region (Newark)

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
1 OHIO STATE vs. 16 MCNEESE STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN
8 GEORGE MASON vs. 9 Kansas State

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 Vanderbilt vs. 12 CLEVELAND STATE
4 Louisville vs. 13 HARVARD

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Michigan State

Chicago (Fr, Su)
7 Unlv vs. 10 Washington
2 Notre Dame vs. 15 FAIRFIELD

West Region (Anaheim)

Charlotte (Fr, Su)
1 DUKE vs. 16 MONTANA
8 Old Dominion vs. 9 Ucla

Tampa (Th, Sa)
5 St. John's vs. 12 Butler/Nebraska
4 FLORIDA vs. 13 BELMONT

Denver (Th, Sa)
3 Wisconsin vs. 14 COASTAL CAROLINA
6 Missouri vs. 11 ST. MARY'S

Denver (Th, Sa)
7 Temple vs. 10 Marquette
2 BRIGHAM YOUNG vs. 15 LONG BEACH STATE

Southeast Region (New Orleans)

DC (Th, Sa)
1 PITTSBURGH vs. 16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC/BETHUNE-COOKMAN
8 Illinois vs. 9 Florida State

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
5 Kentucky vs. 12 Gonzaga
4 Villanova vs. 13 MISSOURI STATE

Chicago (Fr, Su)
3 Purdue vs. 14 KENT STATE
6 West Virginia vs. 11 Colorado State

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
7 XAVIER vs. 10 MEMPHIS
2 Texas vs. 15 VERMONT

Southwest Region (San Antonio)

Tulsa (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS vs. 16 LIU-BROOKLYN
8 Tennessee vs. 9 Minnesota

Cleveland (Fr, Su)
5 North Carolina vs. 12 Southern Miss/Richmond
4 Syracuse vs. 13 OAKLAND

DC (Th, Sa)
3 Connecticut vs. 14 BUCKNELL
6 ARIZONA vs. 11 UTAH STATE

Tuscon (Th, Sa)
7 Cincinnati vs. 10 Georgia
2 San Diego State vs. 15 MOREHEAD STATE

Last Four In (First 4 Participants): Butler, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Richmond

Last Four Out: Michigan, Boston College, UAB, Virginia Tech

12 More On The Bubble: Penn State, VCU, Clemson, Valparaiso, Marshall, Dayton, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Alabama, Texas-El Paso, Wichita State, New Mexico

 

ADDED IN: Richmond, BETHUNE-COOKMAN

DROPPED OUT: Boston College, HAMPTON

 

Bids By League: BIGE-11, BIG10-6, BIG12-6, SEC-5, MWC-4, ACC-3, ATL10-3, PAC10-3, CUSA-2, COL-2, HORIZ-2, WCC-2


 
 
 
 
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